|From Newcastle to Spain, Lincoln to Germany, Wherwell to Poland, Diesel and Marine Group welcomed its staff from all across the UK and Europe to its headquarters last week.|
|This was the first time that some staff had met each other face to face, a process that can prove difficult due our displacement across Europe and beyond.|
|Clare Hogg, Director of Marketing and HR at Diesel Marine Group explains:|
As I’ve stated before, a common challenge with international teams is that a single person working in a remote location may feel like they’re not truly part of the organisation. Sometimes a group of employees working together in one location, or in the same language, may be perceived as a dominant force. This has been a perfect opportunity to bring our staff together, to encourage feedback and discussion, and to provide essential training. Ultimately, we want to promote inclusion and reassurance.
|These events are extremely difficult to plan and prepare for, even with tight scheduling. Thankfully, everything fell into place, nonetheless, Diesel and Marine Group is keen to quality-test its event and training procedures.|
|Roland Buckley, Digital Marketing Manager adds:|
This year has been particularly important as we are about to roll-out an ecommerce store. Bringing staff together has meant that we have been able to pool ideas and we’re already thinking about future product lines and services. Feedback from a detailed evaluation survey will dictate how we plan next year’s event.
Importantly, we congratulate staff who stayed behind to provide essential office cover and a consistent level of service to customers over these two days. I also thank our translators who did a magnificent job during the busy sessions.
On a lighter note, all of the staff who attended enjoyed the catering immensely. A thankyou is extended to our events team, to our BBQ chefs, and to Lorraine Darling who produced Diesel and Marine Group-themed cakes and other goodies.